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  Definition of spare
  1. a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
  2. an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
  3. an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
  4. use frugally or carefully
  5. give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
  6. refrain from harming
  7. save or relieve from an experience or action; "I''ll spare you from having to apologize formally"
  8. lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
  9. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
  10. more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare
  11. kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
  12. not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
  13. just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look"
Similar Words: fifth wheel, spare part, give up, part with, dispense with, save, bare(a), scanty, trim, excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, reserve(a), free

 

Hyponyms: favor, favour

 

Derivational Morphology: sparer

 

Anagrams: spear, asper, parse

 

 
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